Automated cutterbar control
CLAAS CONTOUR II
CLAAS CONTOUR II ensures that the cutterbar is adjusted perfectly to the ground contours. It automatically compensates for all ground undulations and irregularities parallel to the direction of travel. The operator preselects a given ground pressure and CLAAS CONTOUR II ensures that this is maintained consistently at all times. Every time the cutterbar is lowered, the pre-set cutting height mechanism moves to the preselected cutting height.
AUTO CONTOUR II
AUTO CONTOUR II goes a step further by compensating all ground irregularities, including those which are transverse to the direction of travel. Sensor bands below the cutterbar provide early detection of undulations and trigger the corresponding cutterbar cylinders on the feeder housing. The system distinguishes between two cutting height zones.
Automatic reel control
The RPM of the reel – and thus its speed – is automatically adjusted proportionate to the ground speed. The operator can select and save various settings for the ratio of ground speed to reel speed. The reel speed can be adjusted continuously between the feed, synchronised, and run-on speeds. A digital RPM sensor ensures absolutely exact adjustment of the rotation speed.